20 minute crafter. glass bubble magnets.

 Aaaaaaaaaaand we're back! :)  Did you think I was ever gonna come back?
 Today we are going to make cute little glass magnets...these are GREAT teacher gifts, grandma, gifts, babysitter, mail lady, etc.  The combos are endless...
 Here is what you need:
(everything but the paper/photos was bought at The Crafty Dragonfly)
glass marbles
diamond glaze (i use this because it is GREAT for getting rid of all of the little cracks and bubbles in the glass marbles)
pretty papers or photos
 Move your marble around on your paper/photo to get an 
idea of where you want to center your marble...
 ...same process with your photos...
 ...add a SMALL dot of glue to the center of the image you are using...
a little diamond glaze goes a long way...
 ...place your marble on the center of the glue dot...
 ...to work out all the tiny bubbles and what not you can gently 
twist the marble back and forth until they work themselves out...
 ...when the diamond glaze is dry...say overnight...you trim away the excess paper but cutting along the edge of the circle of glue...it helps to use your scissors at an angle to get in nice and close.
...add your magnet with glue.
Let dry and gift away!  These look cute presented in a dressed up altoids tin...or if you shop at Micheal's they have similar pretty tins by the registers. :) The process is the same for photos, too.

I'll answer any questions in the comments. :)
xo
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6 comments:

Amber said...

Shoot! I'm gonna have to go back out to the store! lol Too cute!!!!

Jami said...

These are so fun! I love the ones made with photographs. What a good gift idea!

Laura said...

I made these last year for some Christmas gifts. They are way cute! I like your process a little better then I did mine. I used modge podge and it left bubbles in the paper. I also used the strip type magnet and it peeled off some of them. I might have to give it another shot this year! Love the tutorials!!!! Have a good weekend

MJ said...

So cute! And a great idea for Christmas :)

Stephanie said...

What a cute idea! I may try this. Thanks :)

Megan said...

I tried this with some adhesive I already had - Liquid Laminate - and as I cut around the picture it started to "pop" off the glass. Have you ever had this problem with the Diamond Glaze?

Thanks!
Megan

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